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Weston board to consider funding referendum for bus service

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Village of Weston Municipal Center Sign. Image taken 7/1/2011.
Village of Weston Municipal Center Sign. Image taken 7/1/2011.

WESTON, Wis. (WSAU) – Weston village officials will be meeting this evening to consider a referendum to pay for bus service next year.

The village was ordered by a citizen's referendum in April to start providing weekday bus service in the village by 2013. The board dropped their contentions against the referendum earlier this year, and officials have been trying to figure out how to pay for the bus since the order came down.

Funding for the bus was cut back in 2011 after Weston officials said they couldn't support that bus service with upcoming cuts in state aid on the way. Board president Fred Schuster said that the village also couldn't raise the money for the bus under the tax cap the state had applied to the village.

The measure up for a vote would ask residents to allow the village to break that cap in order to pay for the bus service next year.

The village board meets tonight at 6 pm at the Weston Municipal Center.

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